I hope we are all living in the same century , but sometimes it does not feel like this. To make a long story short , i converted a phpBB 3.0 forum to IPB and of course lost all google juice from this since all links indexed where no longer intact.
Perhaps not a big issue for a smaller forum but with a forum containing 72.000 posts and 6000 members it is a pain in the ass to not have the ability to with a help of a button (Sitemap Generation) fix this issue within the IPB Core.
Sure there is the IPB.SEO which I installed and uninstalled almost immediately because it did not created any sitemaps ( i can see i am not the only one with issues) and the rest of the content in IPB.SEO is *cough* bad to be gentle.
So my question (read requirement) for the next release, since you allready improved some SEO, to include a real Sitemap function once and for all.
If someone agrees with me feel free to post your thoughts here in order to push the IPB team to take a step from stoneage to "future"